Sydney Tramway Museum, Loftus

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The Sydney Tramway Museum began life in 1950. From 1957 the Museum operated from a large corrugated iron shed alongside what is now today the Parklink tramline, on the opposite side of the Princes Highway from the current site. In 1988, the Museum moved to its current premises next to Loftus railway station.

The museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney and cities in Australia and around the world.

There are two tram lines from the museum used to run tram rides for museum visitors. The first runs 1.5 km north almost to Sutherland railway station, paralleling Rawson Avenue in the way Sydney's tram system operated, the second utilises a former railway that once branched off Sydney Train's Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra (T4) railway line that 2 km into the Royal National Park that flanks Sydney's southern boundary.

The Sydney Tramway Museum is run entirely by volunteers and self funds its day to day activities, restorations and construction programs from gate takings and donations from the public.
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  • A visit to the Sydney Tramway Museum is recommended to all as it shows how Sydneysiders used to move about town in years past. We had a delightful day not only enjoying riding the trams, but also insp...  more »
  • A fascinating place with very interesting ride-on exhibits and very knowledgeable and kind volunteers. I was there with three small kids (7, 4 & 2) who all had a great time. Loved the tram ride into t...  more »
  • A step back in the past. Lots to see and climb on. The trolleybus and the steam tram was great. There is a large picnic area. As well as a tram trip to the National Park.  more »
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  • Went for a day visit with a friend of mine. It's a great place to visit for a day. Fun for kids too and great exhibitions of the train history in Australia & the trains. The tram rides were fun. They don't really go anywhere as mentioned, it's for the heritage ride of the trams! You get to ride refurbished, fully functional 60Y old tram. All in all a good experience, I would rate my visit highly
  • Such a wonderful place. The volunteers are so helpful, enthusiastic and generous with their knowledge. You really are transported back to the old Sydney you never knew, but your parents and grandparents did. The ads on the trams are a SCREAM! They deserve their own 5 star rating!!
  • Ride with 1014 built by the St Louis Car Company in 1948 to Royal National Park. I am sure kids will love the tram ride. The Museum has preserved a range of former Sydney trams and trams from otuer country too. Unfortunately, many dust on preserved trams, and I hope they could ergonomically optimize the trams exhibition space.
  • The exhibition of old trams was very interesting. My young daughters enjoyed the tram rides. I'd rate the museum higher if the tram rides went to some sort of destinations instead of empty patches of bush.
  • Didn't want to go there , got dragged by my nieces I was baby sitting . I really enjoyed the day and so did the girls . Volunteers so enthusiastic

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